Blues, Bandits & BBQ

Blues, Bandits & BBQ

Nov. 5
Chicken coop tour
Purchase a map at Trinity Haymarket to tour North Oak Cliff’s best chicken coops starting at 11 a.m. Proceeds will go to Farmers Assisting Returning Military.
Trinity Haymarket, 1715 Market Center Blvd., 214.202.2136,, $10

Nov. 7
Joni Mitchell birthday celebration
Celebrate one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriter’s birthdays with performances by Texas-based musicians. Elizabeth Wills, Betty Soo and many more will take the stage at 8 p.m.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St., 214.272.8436,, $15-$25

Nov. 11-12
Blues, Bandits & BBQ
Watch 30 teams compete to see which makes the best barbecue at this two-day festival benefitting KNON Community Radio and the Movember Foundation. Tickets to sample the barbecue cost $20, and local musicians will show their skills throughout the festival.
Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty St.,, free

Nov. 12
Get jazzy
Get to know world-class jazz musicians and enjoy complimentary cocktails at these intimate concerts, held at
7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Canadian jazz musician Warren Hill and American jazz and contemporary violinist Karen Briggs will serenade audience members at this performance.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St., 214.948.0716,, $65

Nov. 16
Triumph of the Spirit Awards
Carol Brady Houston, director of the Plano-based nonprofit Friday Nite Friends, and Georges Bwelle, a physician who provides free medical care in Cameroon, will be honored. Sponsored by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, the biannual event at 6 p.m. recognizes an international and local humanitarian.
The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St., 214.768.8347,, $50-$5,000

Nov. 17
Live comedy
See New York-based comedian Todd Barry at his most self-deprecating during this stand-up performance. The “Flight of the Conchords” and “The Wrestler” star is known for his punchlines and critical social commentary.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., 214.948.1546,, $18

Nov. 22
Perot Tech Truck visits
This mobile discovery truck brings hands-on science activities to the library. Learn about science, math, technology and art all in one place.
North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth St., 214.670.7555,, free

Nov. 27
Book tour
As the front man of hard rock bands Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifier, Maynard James Keenan is known for often being contradictory and secretive about his personal life. Now, he will set the record straight during a discussion about his autobiography, “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things” at 8 p.m.
The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., 214.948.1546,, $65-$214